By 2015, Bury Council must produce a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.
The purpose of the Strategy is to increase the safety of residents across the Borough by reducing the number of people at risk of flooding, increasing the resilience of local communities and reducing the impact of flooding.
A draft Strategy has now been produced and focuses on local flood risk from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses, but also considers flooding from rivers – including the River Irwell.
Bury Council are keen to hear from you about areas in Ramsbottom, Shuttleworth and Holcombe Village which may have experienced flooding or where actions have been taken which have had a impact on flood risk.
They are also interested in hearing your views on the proposed plans for managing and alleviating flood risk. While the plans are still at an early stage and the Strategy is not able to go into detail for specific schemes, they are very keen to hear of any issues that will need to be considered when the detail for these schemes is delivered.
Public consultation on the Strategy and associated documents is from Monday 2 September 2013 until Monday 14 October 2013. The consultation is asking residents for their views on the Local Strategy, so that it is understood, correct and appropriate.